The King: Robert Pattinson joins amazing cast for Netflix Shakespeare adaptation

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Robert Pattinson has joined an awesome cast for The King, a Netflix adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II and Henry V, which heralds from writer-director David Michôd.

Michôd recently wrote and directed War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, also for Netflix. He made The Rover, tooa post-apocalyptic feature starring Pattinson and Guy Pearce. For The King, Michôd co-wrote the script with Joel Edgerton, and Michôd will also direct. The shoot for the film starts this week.

Pattinson will play The Dauphin, a French prince, in an impressive cast that includes Ben Mendelsohn as King Henry IV, Timothy Chalamet as British Prince Hal (who goes on to be King Henry V), Lily-Rose Depp as French Princess Catherine, Joel Edgerton at Falstaff, Sean Harris as William, Tom Glynn-Carney as Hotspur and and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie as Philippa.

Deadline summarises the plot thusly:

“[A] young disgraced prince Hal (Chalamet) inherits the crown at a particularly turbulent time in English history and must learn what it means to be a king, guided by his one true friend, Falstaff (Edgerton). The plays take place before, during and after England’s military conflict with France at the famous Battle Of Agincourt in 1415, part of the ‘Hundred Years’ War’ between the two nations.”

The film is expected to be released in 2019, and we will let you know as more news comes to light.